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“The Struggle Does Not Stop Here,” Say Witnesses at Climate Hearing

Posted on 15 December 2009 by editor

Climate witnesses at first international climate hearing. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS.

Climate witnesses at first international climate hearing. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS.

Claudia Ciobanu

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) – ‘’Those who run the decision-making on climate change are the same who have caused it,’’ said Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the world’s first international climate hearing on Tuesday.

He was pithily identifying the reason why justice has been elusive at the ongoing climate change summit in the Danish capital.

Climate victims from all over the world were practically trying to scream into the ears of the negotiators at the COP15 that everybody’s lives were at stake unless a fair deal was reached. Continue Reading

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Portraits: European solidarity

Posted on 12 December 2009 by editor

Clodimir Bogaert/Oxfam Belgium in Saturday's march. Credit: Ana Libisch/IPS.

Clodimir Bogaert/Oxfam Belgium in Saturday's march. Credit: Ana Libisch/IPS.

By Daniela Estrada

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) “We hope things change, because the (global warming) problem is urgent. We see that the first to suffer the effects of climate change are the poorest countries,” said Belgian activist Clodimir Bogaert, who works in educational projects with Oxfam Belgium.

He also said climate pollution would end up costing the world much more than what is needed to act now.

Bogaert came from his country specifically for Saturday’s march. “We are here with delegations from different non-governmental organizations, and different unions, and all of us came by train,” he told TerraViva.

“We are waiting to see what will happen in the last days (of COP15), when the big decisions are taken,” he said, with an air of optimism.

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